JD(S)- Cong govt loses trust vote in India’s Karnataka assembly, CM quits Jul 24, 2019 0 298 12345 AGENCIESBENGALURUKarnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy tendered his resignation after the Congress-JD(S) government failed to survive trust vote in the Karnataka Assembly on Tuesday, with the coalition falling short of majority in the 224-member House. The trust vote was necessitated after 15 MLAs resigned, plunging the 14-month-old government to a minority.Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar announced that 99 MLAs had voted in favour of the motion and 105 against it. The motion was defeated, he said. Congress leader Siddharamaiah has sought for the disqualification of the rebel MLAs who violated the whip and abstained from the trust vote.BJP leaders will now meet Governor Vajubhai Vala to stake claim to form the government. Party leader Nirani said the swearing-in of ministers is likely to take place on July 25.As party supporters celebrated the collapse of the state government, former chief minister and BJP state president BS Yeddyurappa called it the “victory of democracy.” “People were fed up with Kumaraswamy government. I want to assure people of Karnataka that a new era of development will start now,” news agency ANI quoted him as saying. RELATED ARTICLES India denies seeking Trump’s mediation in Kashmir, oppn grills govt Jul 24, 2019 0 1025 US Senate confirms former lobbyist Esper as secretary of defense Jul 24, 2019 0 1104 Boris Johnson wins race to become Britain’s next PM Jul 24, 2019 0 819 Trial opens for Philippine journalist critical of President Duterte Manila: High-profile Philippine journalist Maria Ressa’s libel trial opened on Tuesday in a case that she and press freedom advocates see as government retaliation for her news site’s critical reporting on President .. China says it will ‘not tolerate foreign forces’ in Hong Kong AFP Beijing China on Tuesday slammed the US and Britain for interfering in Hong Kong affairs after the two countries voiced concerns about a vicious assault on pro-democracy protesters. The savage beating of the Hong .. Pakistan PM says will try to persuade Taliban to meet Afghan govt REUTERS WASHINGTON Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said he would try meet with the Taliban in an effort to persuade the group to meet with the Afghan government, as the United States seeks to end the nearly .. Spain PM loses first parliament vote to remain in power Madrid: Spanish caretaker prime minister Pedro Sanchez lost a first parliamentary confidence vote on Tuesday as he seeks to remain in power after an inconclusive general election. A second, decisive vote has been .. Kabul seeks clarification on Trump talk of ‘wiping out Afghanistan’ KABUL: Afghanistan called on Tuesday for an explanation of comments by US President Donald Trump in which he said he could win the Afghan war in just 10 days by wiping out Afghanistan but did not want to kill 10 million ..